This short version of our annual report was published in Talk About: Law and Religion. Blog of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies.
In late August and early September 2023, at least three girls wearing Muslim headscarves were attacked in Moscow and the Moscow region.
On March 20th, 2014, the Russian government confirmed a bill “On amending Federal Law ‘On freedom of conscience and religious associations’ and abrogating provisions of certain legislative acts of the Russian Federation”, and made the decision to submit the bill to the Duma. The change primarily drops the requirement to confirm that a religious group has existed for at least 15 years in order to be registered as a religious organization.
SOVA Center took part in the 2022 OSCE Warsaw Human Dimension Conference (October 2 - 13). Here we publish the statement made by the center’s expert Olga Sibireva at the Plenary Session IV "Fundamental freedoms II" on October 6.
On August 11, 2023, Memorial Human Rights Defence Centre and SOVA Center for Information and Analysis made a submission to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe regarding the non-implementation of the European Court for Human Rights’ judgment and the Committee’s recommendations on Jehovah’s Witnesses cases by the Russian authorities.